Bauer – A Little Scientific Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

In the second section of Chapter 1, Bauer addresses the claim that it's important to give people a tiny bit of knowledge about science.  His position is that it is very dangerous to only teach a bit because people will think they know what they are talking about when they hear about science.  Not only... Continue Reading →

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I was on to Something in my Last Post

Chapter 2 is entitled "Analogy in Science."  It looks like Gross doesn't actually think that analogy doesn't belong in science, he was simply stating what many scientists believe. As I started reading, I realized that I have encountered a lot of analogies in my research.  The one that sticks out to me most clearly is... Continue Reading →

Analogy in Science? Possible or not.

Stylistic devices like metaphor and analogy likewise cannot be condoned; they undercut a semantics of identity between words and things. (Gross 17) So, I can understand where Gross is coming from here.  Metaphor and Analogy as they are typically understood do not fit within science.  But, what if we look at them from almost a... Continue Reading →

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